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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 12
Gots: 96 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-02-2010

Red ale brewed for the holiday season with specialty malts to achieve a beautiful deep red hue and the aromas of fresh baked bread, caramel, and stone fruits. Steeped with ginger root and orange peel.

31 IBU
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Ratings: 463 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Joshuafzylatra
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chris-1911
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barnoloid
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can pour - bought and enjoyed around a mile from the brewery. This is a stellar seasonal ale. Beautiful copper to caramel in tone, pours with a foamy white head. Not overly spiced - the ginger and orange pieces are balanced and joined by an almost minty feel which invokes candy canes and peppermint. Complex and warming. A local favorite

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear amber in the glass, one finger head that lingers.

S-Rather malt heavy. Good deal of earthy spices and some nutmeg like flavors.

T-Rather malt forward. not much in the way of hops. The spices do not quite balance out the rest of the beer.

M-Lighter and not much carbonation

O-A decent beer but no where near Revolution's best.

Photo of tmryan21
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reitzbrewing
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grevan
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jruno
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wmath22
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Arch578
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just couldn't get into the spice and hop blend.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz. can into a pint glass.
The beer pours a medium-brown with ruby highlights in the light and a thin, tan head.
The aroma is really nice, full of orange and spice.
The taste follow the nose, I pick up plenty of citrus, a bit of ginger and holiday spices but nothing overwhelming. A nice blend. A very nice, lightly bitter finish. As it warms, I picked up a few chocolate notes.
The mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Overall, a very nice beer for in front of the fire or sitting by the Christmas tree. Well done.

Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice easy drinking amber. Nothing overly crazy going on here. Just an even keeled and well made brew. Don't see too many examples of this style out there being done well, so it's nice to come across one that comes off right.

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt2509
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown, with mahogany hue in the light. Nice. Smells of fresh, resiny hops and just a hint of lemon peel. Bright and refreshing tastes... some interesting spices (won't lie, can't pinpoint them)... I do like them though. Not the traditional Xmas spices from my experience. This is nice... I would say it is a very unique Xmas! Nice, clean mouthfeel. This is a really nice beer. Haven't had a subpar Revolution brew yet!

Photo of RayVB
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.